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Stanley Lake Drone Flight – 2017-MAR-05

Another mild winter day, and another self-training flight around the Denver metro area.  With some history of the lake.

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Pattridge Park Drone Flight 2017-JAN-22

First drone flight out of training mode. Look for the model plane park near here during flight.

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Drone Flight 5-FEB-2017

After issues getting the Firmware upgrade to take, we had a great flight at Long Lake regional Park in Arvada, Co

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Drone test flight – DJI Phanton 3 Standard

Flying the Christmas present at a nearby park. I have set the controls to ‘learning’ mode, so the drone is never more than 100 feet from the base. (I’m the learning:-)) Hope to get out again soon for another flight.

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Centennial State Geocaching #56 – Mingo Happy 15th Birthday to Geocaching

The Podcast returns with a weekend trip to Mingo Kansas for a 15th anniversary celebration (GCQRXE) .  Art violated the number one rule of video recording, always have a fully charged camera. As a backup, we are linking to a YouTube presentation of the event.  In a big announcement at the end of May 2015, Geowoodstock was awarded to Denver.  The next episode will feature a video of the announcement.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 69 & 70

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Made it to the finish line.  Although day 69 was harder then it should have been

Coming to the concert tonight? – This was the fifth cache we tried to find.  We were rapidly losing daylight.  Found this as the sun set.  Video here.

You Muche Come Meet Me On The Corner – After the day 69 fiasco, this find was quick.  Video here.

 

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Finds for Each Day of the Year

You’ve found caches on 366 of 366 days of the year.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan 1 1 2 1 3 5 1 2 1 4 5 2 1 2 1 1 8 1 1 2 1 1 12 3 2 1 1 5 1 4 1 77
Feb 1 4 4 2 1 1 9 4 3 1 3 1 2 3 2 1 9 26 2 2 7 1 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 X X 103
Mar 2 4 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 4 4 14 5 3 2 4 3 11 3 12 4 12 1 8 6 5 8 2 4 3 2 138
Apr 1 13 2 1 6 2 1 1 1 2 2 6 1 8 1 7 1 3 1 12 5 1 4 2 9 1 3 2 7 10 X 116
May 3 13 1 2 4 12 3 2 2 2 5 1 5 1 1 1 7 2 3 11 3 11 2 5 3 12 2 1 4 4 9 137
Jun 16 1 6 2 4 6 12 4 5 3 2 6 15 18 10 1 2 9 6 2 8 5 5 1 5 2 5 48 3 5 X 217
Jul 3 4 38 3 11 2 1 16 7 3 2 2 1 1 4 1 13 6 1 8 1 2 4 4 8 12 8 1 1 6 1 175
Aug 4 7 4 2 3 2 7 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 5 4 2 4 8 3 1 1 4 7 7 12 8 4 14 10 136
Sep 9 1 14 9 2 1 10 3 5 2 4 5 19 8 1 1 1 2 9 4 4 15 1 1 6 6 3 1 1 6 X 154
Oct 1 4 1 5 4 5 4 4 1 1 1 2 7 6 1 8 1 1 7 3 1 1 1 4 3 7 4 4 2 2 4 100
Nov 3 1 1 7 2 1 4 4 1 4 2 3 1 1 1 3 5 6 2 11 2 8 4 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 X 91
Dec 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 4 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 2 3 63
47 54 75 39 43 41 54 45 29 28 34 50 64 53 27 35 55 72 41 77 40 59 37 42 52 56 51 77 41 59 30 1507
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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 68 – Perez’s Last Hurrah #3

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Perez’s Last Hurrah #3 –  After the ground blizzards we experienced last night coming back from dinner, we were concerned that it would be a stuck in the house day.  But the road crews did a great job in plowing the roads, and we were able to find this cache after a bit of a search.  I have documented our find using a GoPro camera that Santa brought me for Christmas. The edit is rough as I’m learning to works with the companion software.  The joy of the hunt can be found here.   Two days to go!!!

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December  27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 67 – Arapahoe Bar

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Arapahoe Bar – Christmas day found us out for breakfast, and this quick find.  At a historical site marking an early gold strike along Clear Creek.  Now Christmas dinner with the family this afternoon, then batten down the hatches as a snow storm moved in tonight.  Will be interesting caching day tomorrow with 6-10 inched predicted. Stay tuned!!

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 66 – Play Ball #2

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Play Ball #2 – Christmas Eve has us at a park in Westminster.  I attempted this  cache earlier in the year without success.  As a night attempt, I could not find it.  In the daylight, potential hiding places became visible and the find was quick.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 25, 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 64 & 65

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mondo’s 4 T’s – A shopping trip to Broomfield brought us to this cache.  We were dodging snow squalls as we headed to our nearest Whole Foods Market to complete last minute grocery list.  This cache was nearby.  The challenge for this cache was to figure out which of the four “T’s” had the cache.

RiNo in Crisis  – For this cache, we were in the River Arts North District in Denver visiting family.  This well hidden cache is located next to a unique candy shop, making this a tasty find.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching days December 24, 25, 26, 27, & 28 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 63 – Western Bowlers Bug Hotel

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Western Bowlers Bug Hotel – Travel bug hotels are specialty caches designed for exchange of traveling items. Therefore they should be large enough to contain a reasonable quantity of travelers.   The cache today was a small pill bottle, barley able to hold the logbook much less small tradeables.  In reviewing past logs, this cache was probably being kept alive by other cachers, as the owner is an infrequent visitor to the geocaching web site.  Anyway, a find is a find.  Number 1500 for us today.  We also begin eight days in a row of caching to complete this quest.  The long term weather forecast shows good weather during this time frame.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Girl Power

Next geocaching day December 22, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 61 & 62

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Spidey Senses – the morning after a snowfall brought me to Lakecrest Park.  I needed a cache that would be quick to find on my way to work.  The snow on the ground  actually mad this one easy to find.

Turkey Eve – I found this one on my way home from work this evening.  A walk in the dark through Dover Square Park brought me to a large container.  Something I needed as I had very little light to find teh container.

Trackables Visited

One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

 

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable Grabbed from Turkey Eye – Girl Power

 

Next geocaching day December 21, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Days 58, 59, & 60

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

The last three day in a row  set of finds.  Gearing up for the big eight day run at te end of the month.

WESTLAND PAR-KING – running a few errands on Sunday brought us to a well hidden shopping plaza off of Colfax Avenue.  Quick find under a lamp skirt.

Game Day Cache -Monday brought us to a pedestrian bridge near the Broncos Stadium.  The challenge was maintaining my balance while grabbing the container. A neat geocoin was grabbed with the find.  One-Eyed Willie Loves The Broncos

 Geo Gobble – placed on Thanksgiving Day, another lamp skirt cache hidden in a pocket neighborhood near Coors Field.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 57 – Permit to Cache

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Permit to Cache – more supplies to finish the bathroom. That is what got me out of the house today and provided us an opportunity to find this csche.  The weather was very mild for early December.  We have been lucky this year as there were few adverse weather days this year.  We had a chance to visit a new park in Arvaae (Terrence Park).  The cache was just outsode the park boundaries.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 7, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 55 & 56

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)r

A few new caches made an appearance in Downtown Denver.  An opportunity to grab during a couple of lunch hours.

Skate Park Safe – Near the Platte River, this one was well hidden.  I placed some new trackables in this cache.

Appalachian Trail 2008 Geocoin

Cachekinz

Go Team Geocoin

Monster Cache – The container describes this cache along busy 15th Street.  I had a few muggles sweeping the sidewalk watch as I grabbed, signed, and dashed.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 5, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching Day 52, 53, &54

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Happy Thanksgiving.  Nothing like a bathroom remodel to throw a wrench in the 70 days quest.  The streak continues.

Not So Comforting -The her half of the team braved a cold from to capture this cache.  An unusual container fitting the location.

 Mondo’s NAT #117 – Chaui  A blustery day with darkness approaching.  Forgot my multi-tool made for a challenge in extracting the logbook.

Perez’s Last Hurrah #5 – day #3 and I earned a mid-day break from tiling the shower to grab this cache.  Now to relax!!

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day December 2, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 51 – Jim Baker Reservoir again

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Jim Baker Reservoir again – It has been a brutal week weather wise in Denver.  From 70s in the start of the week to record lows of -14F, geocaching is going to get tougher for the balance of the year.    We had a break from the cold yesterday, but another front started to come through the area, and with it, another round of snow and below zero temperatures.

I had to run a few errands this morning, and took the opportunity to find the cache for this day. The hide was at Jim Baker reservoir.  The again in the name refers to the second cache at this watershed northwest of downtown Denver.  A biography of Jim Baker is here.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Cachemobile

Next geocaching day November 24, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 50 – Ducking Out For Some Tiger Butterflies (#42)

Empty parking lot at the pavilion!!

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Ducking Out For Some Tiger Butterflies (#42) – another dash after work cache. This time a visit to Butterfly Pavilion was ground zero for this cache. The pavilion was closed when we arrived, making for a empty parking lot and a quick find.  This cache is part of a series of where rubber ducks are used as containers.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day November 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 49 – Hinge the Gates!

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Hinge the Gates! – With the end of daylight savings time, we can expect more evening geocaching for the balance of the year. Tonight took us to ‘Moon Gulch Park’ in Arvada for this micro cache.  We were the first logged find in over two months for what was a simple find.  The only question was, Did we break park curfew?

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day November 6, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 48 – DPL Series: The Hitchhiker’s Guide

Not a spoiler

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

DPL Series: The Hitchhiker’s Guide – Our luck continues with the weather this month as I was able to take an extended walk to another in the series of Denver Public Library caches. The cache is listed as a ‘Letterbox Hybrid’. Different then the traditional cache, the container has a rubber stamp and ink pad.  The idea being you would exchange stamp impressions. This is a very small library located in the Santa Fe Arts District.  The cache is right out in the open at the front desk.  “Don’t Panic” if you do not find the logbook right away. that is part of the challenge.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day November 3, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 47 – Nothin’ Fancy

prairie-dog_669_600x450TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Nothin’ Fancy -exactly the type of cache I needed today, quick, isolated, and near the bus stop. An Altoids tin in good shape was waiting at ground zero.   Bonus was it is on the edge of a prairie dog colony.   Them doggies is noisy.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day October 22, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching Day 46 – Golden Travels

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Golden Travels – today was a travel day as we visited a few farmer’s markets in the Platteville area.  While traveling back down highway 85, we stopped in a little used rest area to pick up this small cache.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day October 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 45 – DPL Series: A Look at the Past

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

DPL Series: A Look at the Past – With another series of storms headed for the Denver area today, I attempted a cache just north of the downtown area,. Today I visited  The Blair-Caldwell Public Library, for a cache hidden in the Library.  This cache is one in a series of library-cacher partnerships in Denver.  Requirements for this cache involved exploring the museum on the second and third floors.  Amazingly, the cache is in plain sight, and no one paid attention to me.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next geocaching day October 11, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 44 – G Clan 5

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

G Clan 5 – As we approach the end of 2014, various challenges are expected as we complete our quest.  In addition to darkness coming earlier each day, we can expect less then ideal weather.  Today was no exception.  I attempted a cache downtown over lunch with no success.  Later that afternoon, waves of thunderstorms moved through the Denver area, possibly threatening the quest.  I arrived at ground zero, managing to find the cache quickly between storms.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Cachemobile

Next geocaching day October 1, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 43 – Transformer

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Transformer –  Indian summer is upon us on the front range of Colorado, which made for a good caching day.  Sunday errands at the farmers market, coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, and a trip to Costco, brought us to a park in Westminster.

Carroll Butts Athletic Park is an oasis in the middle of a busy urban area.  The description of this cache mentioned that the prior cache listing was once a multi-stage cache, which I found the last time I was at this park.  I was initially worried that the cache was gone as ground zero was recently painted, but we found it quickly.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Next geocaching day September 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 42 – vail pass parking

vailpassTEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

vail pass parking – today brought us to the summit of Vail Pass (10,662 feet above sea level) for a ammo can.  We stopped at a truck chain-up area to make this quick find.  For us, this was the highest cache found above sea level.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Next geocaching day September 28, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 41 – Tribute to

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Tribute To –  The her half of the team was able to get away from a resort hotel in Beaver Creek. (Where I was attending a conference). to visit nearby Vail Village, Colorado.  She was able to find a virtual cache in the village, which had a simple logging requirement. “Tell me what you see?”  The picture attached to this post IS NOT what you see at the cache site, but is nearby.

What is a virtual cache? – A Virtual Cache is about discovering a location rather than a container. The requirements for logging a Virtual Cache vary—you may be required to answer a question about the location, take a picture, complete a task, etc… In any case, you must visit the coordinates before you can post your log. Although many locations are interesting, a Virtual Cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit. (from Groundspeak.com)

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

Next date to complete – September 18, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 40 – Shocking #55

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Shocking #55 – The team returns to its quest on a trip to a conference in Beaver Creek.  We needed to stop at the back in Silverthorne, this cache was mere feet from the bank.  A quick find got us on our way.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

 

 

Next date to complete – September 16, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 39 – 1945

Can you see the cache?

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

1945 – This is the last day to fill in until mid-September.  Today was the start of a 24 hour rain event that is expected to drop 3-5 inches of water in the area.  So today, a quick find was a must.  This was a cache that was ‘hide in plain sight’.  A quick find as it was starting to drizzle again.  The two star difficulty was a bit overstated.

We will attempt the 7 Souvenirs of August Challenge sponsored by Geocaching.com

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – September 15, 2014  We participated in the 31 Days of Geocaching last year.  The filled in all of August.

 

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 38 – On Fire

View near the final

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

On Fire – Today was a very warm day to geocache.  Not my record high temperature (114 degrees Fahrenheit in Scottsdale, AZ a few years ago), but warn none the less.  A lunchtime walk from downtown Denver to the nearby Lower Highlands (LoHI) neighborhood.  This is a cache for weekday hunting as the final location can be busy on the weekends.  A break now until the end of the month, and hopefully cooler weather.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – July 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 37

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

1st Base on Blake Street. – Coors Field, where dreams of post-season baseball go to die.  Today’s find is near the first base entrance to the annual attempt of a local major league baseball club to try to build a winning season.  A well hidden micro, this cache should only be attempted when there is no home game.  The neighborhood is pretty deserted at that time.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – July 21, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 36

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Home and Love – I had the afternoon off for a Doctor’s appointment.  Post appointment, I drove to the nearby Crown Hill Open Space Park. It was one mile round trip to the cache from the parking lot as you are walking around a lake.  This is a different type of tribute cache in honor of a poem by Robert Service.  I found the cache in short order once I made ground zero.  The perfect end to a nice July afternoon.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Cachemobile

Three Little Pigs

 

 

Next date to complete – July 16, 2014

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70 days of Geocaching – Day 35

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Can you Hear Me Now – in our last full day in the Dallas area, we picked up this lamp post cache in a mega shopping area.  The last time we were in this part of Texas was 22 years ago.  The area was nothing but farms and fields. Now any form of retail you can imagine dots the landscape.  My how things have changed. However as a bonus, we had lunch at an In-N-Out Burger.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

blue racer

Talia

 

 

Next date to complete – July 14, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching- Day 34

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Today found us with an overnight stay in Amarillo, TX  Before we left town, we stopped at the famous Cadillac Ranch and picked up a few caches.  We then started off to Dallas

I got 99 Problems, but a bench ain’t one of them – A boneyard of old bus stop benches in a field by the interstate. A bit of searching in tall grass and a field loaded with the most ugliest caterpillars you ever seen made this an interesting find.

The Cadillac Ranch Travel Bug Hotel – A shot trip down the frontage road Brought us to this small size cache.  Easy find and a reminder of another tourest attraction ten miles down the road.  We dropped, Odell State Tag here.

 

 

 

cadillac ranchCadillac Ranch – the last one was a virtual cache at the famous Cadillac Ranch.  A series of old Cadillacs, nose buried in the ground.  We visited here 20 years ago.  We returned at the new location a few miles further west.  The years of spray paint on the cars have taken its toll, and the cars are almost unrecognizable.

 

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

 

 

Next date to complete – July 1, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 33

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

I LOVE MY MOMMY – Tonight’s journey brought me and our geodaughter to Independence Park in Arvada for this regular size cache.  Another find for us that is a tribute cache.  One for the mother of the cache owner, who passed from MS.  We were able to find the cache quickly as thunderstorms were brewing in the area.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Odell State Tag

Cachemobile

Next date to complete – June 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 32

View from near ground zero

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Pattridge Park 2 – Back in the country, and with additional stronger antibiotics, I headed out west of town visiting an open space that has several caches. Walking the trails in a quiet part of Arvada, I was at peace.  I plan on returning at a later date as the solution to a puzzle cache is located in the same park, but I did not have the coordinates with me today. The payoff was a large container and a trackable that we will be taking on an upcoming trip.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable Grabbed – Odell State Tag

 

Next date to complete – June 24, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 31

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Commuter Cache #3: Parking Rates are HIGH – Today found me on a journey to what is becoming my home away from home, Calgary. This cache had a bit of a challenge as I’m still recovering from an ear infection, so my search was a bit labored.  One of the nice things about caching in downtown Calgary is that the hint with the cache will always direct you to the final location.  I guess hiders in downtown Calgary feel sorry for us. Now back to rest and good drugs from the Doctor.

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable Dropped eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3 into cache Welcome to Calgary

 

Next date to complete – June 20, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 30

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Between the Goal Posts – Just when you need to find a cache on a workday, one pops up in downtown Denver.  Not only was it downtown, it was on the new cross town bus route known as “The Metro Ride” Only a few feet from a stop, it was easy off, find and log the cache, and easy on as I continued my trip to the office. Nice hide, but be careful of the meeting room right outside the hiding location.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3

 

Next date to complete – June 16, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 29

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Taking a vacation day.  I did a short geocaching trip to fill in today’s date.  I had four finds, but two are noteworthy for today.

Coolest Cat II… A tribute to Yoda – Breaking way from a string of micro caches, I took a short walk to this cache.  Most of the high grass leading up to this cache is gone, a victim to the highway expansion nearby.  A ammo can was the reward for a cache in tribute to Yoda.  Pictures of the cat early and near end of life were inside.  A few trinkets, but none that I need to trade for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muche Love for Home and Country – The city of Westminster placed this monument in tribute to the branches of our Armed Forces. Organized by branch in a circle around a statue in the center, there are bricks engraved with the names of Servicemen and Women who gave their lives in defense of this country.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3  I’m going to hold this one for an upcoming trip to Canada next month.

Trackable Dropped – G-Money Trackable Building Toy  This one was actually dropped in DSP&P Jefferson Station on May 26, 2014.  We did a caching day run to complete pages 47 & 48 of the Colorado Delorme Challenge.

Next date to complete – June 2, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 28

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

ABCDERIAN Challenge – sometimes geocaching is a marathon. not a sprint. When this cache was first published in June 2007, I began to accumulate the requirements in a bookmark list. Find a cache that begins with each letter of the alphabet, after the date of publication, and must be a physical cache.   Many of the first caches on the list we from a trip that we made to Maui a few months after publication.  The final cache to complete the challenge was found in August 2013.  We had a break from the rain today, and made the find.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3  I’m going to hold this one for an upcoming trip to Canada next month.

Next date to complete – May 29, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching Day 26 & 27

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Our Mutual RiNo – (Day 26) This was found during my lunch hour.  I took a long walk to an up and coming area of Denver known as the River North Arts District. Combinations of craft brewers, restaurants, and restored homes make this a unique part of Denver.  The cache was well hidden, and also well marked when I found it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patty Turns 40 – (Day 27) The one thing I have learned in life is to never ask a woman her age.  This cache is to honor the 40th birthday of someone special. The cache container was very creative, and easy to find at the far end of a new park in Arvada.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

Trackables Grabbed –  eawayteam Canada Keys – Key 2 of 3  I’m going to hold this one for an upcoming trip to Canada next month.

Next date to complete – May 23, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 25

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

“Thank You” – elrep – We made it through a Mother’s day snow event. I waited until the end of the day today to find this cache.  The weather had improved, making for a quick find.  I had attempted this cache last fall without success.  We later discovered that the cache had gone missing, so I felt vindicated. This is one in a series of “thank yous” to various cachers who have contributed to geocaching by hiding numbers of caches. I also discovered that the bowling alley near this cache had closed down.  Another business bites the dust.

Trackables Visited Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

Next date to complete – May 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 24

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

June 12th~ Red Rose Day – Today was the first of the bi-weekly  Friday’s off for the company that employees me. The plane for today was to visit the Stapleton Redevelopment area to participate in a plant sale.  Our wires got crossed on the start time of the sale, and could not stay as we had a full day of errands.  The cache for today is one in a series honoring various special days throughout the year.

We stopped by an office park and grabbed this easy micro.  The company at the hiding location is a German Solar Inverter manufacturer, with a plant here in Denver. There was also a cache at the other end of the plant, which we also found. 

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

G-Money Trackable Building Toy

 

Next date to complete – May 12, 2014 (Expecting a snow event that day!!)

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 23

View of ground zero

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Green Light Special – a cache within shot of Coors Field. This one appeared the evening before I needed to complete another challenge day.  The next morning, I headed the cache from the bus station. About a one mile walk.  The challenge to this cache is to attempt it when there is no one else around.  Early on a weekday was a perfect time.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables Dropped TOUCHDOWN TB   This one was actually dropped in Summer Serenade #10: Gypsum Towers on an Easter Sunday cache run

Trackables grabbed –  G-Money Trackable Building Toy

 

Next date to complete – May 9, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 22

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

We [heart] MaddieMoofs – The office was closed today, so the team went out for breakfast at the Cozy Cottage in northwest Denver. As is custom, we always check what caches are available.  A quarter mile away was this cache, at Cesar Chavez Park.  We had attempted this cache once before a few years ago, but came up empty.  Today was a successful find, but took quite a bit of searching. Make sure you read the listing in full before you attempt this one.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

TOUCHDOWN TB – we went over to Mile High Stadium after finding the above cache to get a picture to the traveler at the stadium.  Now only needs to visit 29 more stadiums.

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 22, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 21

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Honors House Rocks – today’s journey brought me to the campus of Metro State University and the area known as Ninth Street Historic Park.  A collection of buildings dating back to beginnings of Denver and Colorado, and preserved as part of the campus community. After a few additional DNF logs, I discovered the cache owner has to replace the cache, as it was absconded by a squirrel.  I made another attempt over the lunch hour, but ended up being embarrassed as I discovered that the cache was hidden in a spot that I failed to look at previously.  The hint in the cache actually referenced more then one possible area.  If you visit this cache, you will know what I mean.  I was able to pick up another trackable here, one with a mission to visit all 31 NFL stadiums.  I will see about getting a picture at Mile High.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables grabbed – TOUCHDOWN TB

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 18, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 20

The Hidden lake near the cache

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

PB Cache – A strange day to need a geocache.  I had two ‘Did not finds’ over the lunch hour today.  A scheduled maintenance window on geocaching.com today was going to make a find very challenging.  I have had this cache on my ‘quick find’ list.  A regular size cache, a rare event in the city, made this a must find. Near a lake and marina in the city, this is a very secluded spot I had to go old school today, using my handheld GPS receiver instead of my iPhone to find this one.  Now a week off before the next one.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 17, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 19

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

UNC #3 – Hopper Sprout #1 – Grabbed this one after a trip to return our daughter to school. With all the hints attached to this one, there were very few options to where this one could be.  A quick find to complete another empty day on the calendar.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 8, 2014  I hope to get this done before the geocaching website goes down for maintenance.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 18

View from the cache

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Mondo’s NAT #445 – Penobscot  – the most legendary cacher in Colorado is simply known as Mondo. He has over 73000 finds and almost 1400 hides, and a charter member of geocaching.com.

Today’s cache is part of a 500 cache series honoring Native American Tribes.  Penobscot Indians (derived by Vetromile from the Pānnawānbskek, ‘it forks on the white rocks,’ or Penaubsket, ‘it flows on rocks’; Godfrey and Ballard practically agree with Vetromile, the name applying directly to the falls at Oldtown, but Ballard says it has also been rendered ‘rock land,’ from penops [penopsc] ‘rock,’ and cöt [ot] locative, applied to the bluff at the mouth of the river near Castine. Gerard gives the aboriginal form as Pěnobskât, lit.’ plenty stones’). They are a tribe of the Abnaki confederacy (q. v.), closely related in language and customs to the Norridgewock. They are sometimes included in the most numerous tribe of the Abnaki confederacy, and for a time more influential than the Norridgewock. (From the cache listing).

This cache is located and the southern end of Majestic View Park.  As you can see from the picture, the park is well named.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackable dropped

EV5 DEC Alpha – ended up dropping this only 700 feet from where it was grabbed.

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 6, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 17

Do you see the cache??

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Oh See the Cache #4 – The Team gets back on the trail today with an early in the day cache.  The cache was attempted once before as part of the 31 Days of Geocaching last year.  Due to ongoing construction in the area, the find eluded us.  Recently, the cache owner moved it to a new easier to reach location nearby. This made for quick success and allowed me to catch an earlier bus to work.  No April Fools joke today.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 4, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 16

Fire House #4

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Fabulous Four – It sucks to be sick.  This was the morning to grab a cache early, knowing I would be exhausted by evening.  This trip returned me to Firehouse #4 in Arvada.  This cache is one of three I’m aware of that have been placed by the Arvada Fire Department.  With a revised set of coordinates, this ammo can cache was easy to find. As a famous woodworker once said, measure twice cut once.  Bonus today was finding a pathtag in this cache.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – April 1, 2014 (not a joke)

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 15

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Rose Roots Garden – Today’s trip brought me out to a community garden located in the Five Parks area of Arvada.  While in season, locals are able to plant crops  on a 15 ft by 15 ft plot they lease on an annual basis.  Future plans will have additional garden beds available, as well as fruit and nut trees.  More information is at the link here.  The cache is inside the grounds, be respectful of the work of this organization if you visit during the growing season.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – March 3, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 14

mmmmmm…. beer

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Hops you find it! – 65 degrees Fahrenheit in mid-February?  The weather allowed us to spend most of the day catching up on yard cleanup.  The trash company will love us tomorrow.  We headed out late in the day to run a few errands, and grab this micro cache.

We ended up in an area know as the Westminster Promenade, a entertainment center filled with many attractions, and several caches.  This one was selected due to the fact that it was logged as found the previous day.  It was a quick find, located outside the entrance of a chain of popular brewpubs. Now we have a week off before we reach another day to complete.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 23, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 13

TEAM_CSG’s quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Tonight was a challenge. Cold weather, ice, and dark.  The 60 degree temperatures promised do not materialized until later this week.

Caches Attempted

The Log Cache – <Begin Rant> Dear Cache Owner If you know that your cache is missing, please disable the listing.  Also setting an owner maintenance log IMPLIES you have fixed the problem, not that you PLAN to fix the problem. <End Rant>

Fabulous Four – After a tasty dinner prepared by the her half of the team, I headed out and hoped that this regular size cache would be a quick find.  But, alas, no luck.  I do not know if it was the lighting or the snow cover.  Will need to try this another time.

Cache found

JADE LOVES WAL #10 – As a last attempt, I headed back to the local Wal-Mart and grabbed this cache that is a tribute to excessive shopping.  Sometimes a lamp skirt can be your friend.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 16, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 12

Damn it’s cold!!!

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cache found

Guitar Harbor – I can safely say that this is the coldest weather day that I have cached (-7F).  I new it would be too cold to walk across downtown to find a cache, so I went with an easy reserve cache near where I catch the bus to downtown.  In a strip shopping center, this cache is named after teh two main tenents nearby. This one did take a bit to find as I had to clear a pile of snow at the final location.  An additional challenge was trying to open the cache sans gloves.  I’m glad that I don’t need a cache tomorrow as the low in Denver is slated to be -15F.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 10, 2014 – It should  be about 50 degrees warmer.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 11

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

A overnight snow event starting in Thursday made this one exciting.  No picture today as I forgot to take one at the find/

Cache found

When the Saints Go Marching In – a rain base with snow after a few hours made many of the sidewalks slippery.  The walk was the challenge to a older Denver neighborhood northeast of downtown. The church that is attached to the location of the cache is a condo conversion. It must be interesting to live in a former church.
I selected this cache as the size was classified as small.  I decided if I was to find a cache today, it need to be larger then a micro. When I arrived at ground zero, the find was quick and I signed the log.

 

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – February 5, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 10

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Cache found

A fine cup of coffee

Cuppa Chino 32 — Sun of Chicken  The snow event held off until after the lunch hour, so I went out to make my third attempt at this cache.  The cache owner took pity on me and offered a hint as to the final location.  I arrived from my office in short order, and after a bit of a search, still came up empty.  I dashed a quick email to the cache owner, asking for another hint.  This time the hint was a big whack on the side of the head.  I returned to the location, and at last had success.  With roads turning bad during the evening rush hour, I was glad to get this day marked off early.

Lesson learned – sometimes you need to trust your instinct and not the GPS.  I had searched in the area, but not enough to uncover what should have been a relatively easy find. Also, never be afraid to ask for a hint from the cache owner.

Bonus – If you go about two blocks north of the cache, you will be outside the studio of Rocky Mountain PBS.  Outside of the building, there are cement footprints of famous celebrities.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 31, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching- Day 9

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a geocache.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS)receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Today was such a beautiful day, we actually found two caches on a trip to Boulder.

Caches found

View from the cache. Business is booming

 Hacker Cache – After our visits to Whole Foods and Barnes and Noble, we decide to go after this cache.  A regular size cache on the far end of a parking lot it ended up taking a bit to find.  A perfect camo for the area, I became too focused on the GPS and walked by it a few times. Will need to be careful during business hours as construction trailers are parked near this cache.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beer O’clock

Malty MICRO #11 – Another of the series places near brewpubs.  The hide was clever. We found a piece of swag left with the micro and claimed it for ourselves.  People at the outdoor patio had to wonder what we were doing there today.  Will have to go back another time and sample the local brew.

Trackables Visited (for both caches)

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 27, 2014 we have a snow event scheduled for Monday.  Have a few caches scoped out.

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 8

Critters in the area

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a cache.

Cache found

Utility work ahead – Today, the Her half of the team went caching while running errands in Broomfield, CO. As advertised, a quick park and grab, but with a small twist.  It was good that there was a hospital nearby as the many prairie dog holes could have caused a twisted ankle if you were not careful.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 25, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 6

The borg

TEAM_CSGs quest to fill in month/day combinations where we have never found a cache.

Caches not found:

Cuppa Chino 32 – Sun of Chicken – Second DNF on this one. The cache owner reached out to me this evening and provided a hint.  Will see if this pans out at a later date.

If you build it….cache hides will follow.  The team need a quick find tonight to continue filling in the calendar.  Walmart is always a good go-to place for that uncomplicated find. There are three in the parking area, so we have two more in reserve for the tough days.

Cache found:  JADE LOVES WAL #9

 

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 18, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 5

Success at the end of the day.

A quest to complete finding one cache on every month day combination.

Today was a difficult caching day.  Had a failed attempt at lunch and on the way home.  Both should have been easy finds, but sometimes the caching gods do not smile on you.

Caches not found:

Cuppa Chino 32 – Sun of Chicken

Play Ball #2

Cache found: bright and brown cache

This was a ‘go to’ cache in the neighborhood.  Reven the geo-dog and I traveled to this park at the end of a cul-de-sac.  Since I had found this cache once before, it was an easy find.  The logbook was in poor shape and was very difficult to sign.  We continued on our evening 2.5 mile walk.

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 16, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 4

Superman’s favorite coffee shop

Geocaching project to find a cache on every calendar date by the end of 2014.  The team is missing 70 month/day combinations.

Another lunch cache near downtown Denver. Today I had a choice of events to attend.  I could have watched the Stock Show parade, or attended a rally for the Denver Broncos Football Club, but elected to find a cache.  I always know my priorities.

Reaching ground zero was not a challenge, but finding the cache was a bitt challenge. One of the things I need to do better is trusting where my GPS places me.  I wandered, around the outside of the establishment for several minutes, but eventually returned to this cleverly “hid in plain sight’ cache.  I did patronize the coffee shop.  The brew of the day was OK, but if you can afford the calories, go for the hot chocolate.  The hide earned a favorite point from the team. Was one of teh better urban caches we have found.

Cache Found – Cuppa Chino 36 – Superman’s Haunt

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 15, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 3

70 Days of Geocaching – Day 3

Geocaching project to find a cache on every calendar date by the end of 2014.  The team is missing 70 month/day combinations.

Today presented an interesting challenge as snow developed overnight in the Denver area. By the time we got out to begin our trek, there was about four inches of snow on the ground.  Gratefully, the cachemobile has four-wheel drive, as the city had not done much plowing.  The cache is named “Between the Rainbows”, as the final location is a walkway that connects the east and west halves of Rainbow Park. We previously attempted finding this cache on 11/28/2010 without success.  I did not have much confidence that we would find it today as the last logged found was in late August 2013. The find was a lot easier this time as cleanup of the landscaping reduced the possible locations of this well hid cache.

Cache Found – Between the Rainbows

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 9, 2014

 

 

 

Finds for Each Day of the Year

You’ve found caches on 299 of 366 days of the year.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan 1 1 2 1 3 5 1 2 0 4 5 2 1 2 0 0 8 0 1 2 0 1 12 3 0 1 0 5 1 4 0 68
Feb 1 4 4 2 0 1 9 4 3 0 3 1 2 3 2 0 9 26 2 2 7 1 0 8 1 1 1 1 1 X X 99
Mar 2 4 0 2 2 3 1 2 1 4 4 14 5 3 2 3 3 11 3 12 4 12 1 8 6 5 8 2 4 3 2 136
Apr 0 13 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 2 2 6 1 6 1 7 0 0 1 2 5 0 4 2 8 1 3 2 7 10 X 91
May 3 13 1 2 3 12 3 2 0 2 5 0 5 1 0 0 6 2 3 9 3 11 0 4 3 3 2 1 0 4 9 112
Jun 16 0 6 2 4 6 12 4 5 3 2 6 15 18 10 0 1 9 6 0 8 4 5 0 5 2 5 39 0 3 X 196
Jul 0 1 31 3 11 2 1 16 7 3 2 2 1 0 4 0 13 6 1 6 0 2 4 4 7 12 8 1 0 6 1 155
Aug 4 7 4 2 3 1 7 2 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 4 4 2 4 8 3 1 1 3 6 2 4 1 4 13 9 110
Sep 9 1 14 9 2 1 10 3 5 2 4 5 19 8 0 0 1 0 9 4 4 15 1 1 6 6 3 0 0 6 X 148
Oct 0 4 1 5 4 5 4 4 1 1 0 2 7 6 0 8 1 1 7 3 1 0 1 4 3 7 4 4 2 2 4 96
Nov 3 1 0 7 2 0 4 4 1 4 2 3 1 1 0 3 4 6 2 11 2 8 4 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 X 84
Dec 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 4 1 0 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 3 47
42 49 64 38 39 37 53 43 25 27 33 49 64 50 21 27 50 66 41 61 37 55 33 37 45 40 41 59 32 56 28 1342
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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 2

Day 2 of the 70 days of Geocaching

Our adventure to fill in calendar dates where we have never found a cache.

I returned to work after the long Christmas break. I took the lunch hour and traveled by light rail from downtown Denver to the Broadway light rail station.  The challenge for this cache was trying to figure out how to get out of the parking lot and cross the cluster of roads where Broadway and Lincoln meet with I-25.

Once I arrived, the hiding location was fairly obvious. The guard rail is against the abandoned building, and I was able to find it quickly.  This cache also had a bonus of a Munzee , so a two for one made this trip worthwhile.

Day 2 – CPINE’s Guard Rail Cache

Trackables Visited

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables Grabbed – None

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 4, 2014

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70 Days of Geocaching – Day 1

First geocache of the year

A 2014 quest to complete a find for at least one cache on each calendar date of the year.

The  project almost did not get off the ground as we had snow this morning. By noontime, the skies had cleared and we ventured out.  This cache is one of several located in the Majestic View Park Open Space in Arvada, Colorado. Temperature was about 35 F with light wind.  It did sputter snow as we hiked to this cache placed by a Cub Scout Den.  The geocache was in good shape with a few bits of swag inside.  We took the trackable inside. Lets see if we can add to the over 8900 miles.

No trades were made.

Day 1 – January 1, 2014

Cache found: Tiger Cub Den 6 Geocache

Trackables Visited

Cachemobile

Founder’s Pirate Tag – Art’s Key Ring

Trackables Grabbed

EV5 DEC Alpha

Trackables Dropped – None

Next date to complete – January 2, 2014

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CSG Show #55 – Ignite Denver 12

 

An episode a bit off the beaten path this time.  In October 2012, Art participated in the 12th edition of Ignite Denver. The premise of Ignite is what would you present if you .only had five minutes and 20 slides to spark your audience? Of course, Art sparked about Geocaching.  This video is more adult in nature, so viewer discretion is advised.

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CSG Show #54 – North American Travels

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Art and Karen return with more Geocaching Goodness.

South Park Geocaching Tour – earn prizes by completing caches in South Park County Colorado

Denver Area Council BSA new has trackable geocoins – need a listener to provide information

Travels to Calgary – Art visited his new employer in Calgary.  Karen went with him and they took a day trip to Baniff.

Travels to Mingo – YES!! to ultimate geocaching pilgrimage over Labor Day weekend 2012

Geocoinfest – interview with geocacher JPOAHKU

New GPS hunting website http://www.geocheckpointing.com

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CSG Show #53 – Get Ready to Leap (39:37)

Art and Karen celebrate the impending leap day with Art landing a new job.

ALSO…

Hobby Farm Home magazine article on geocaching

Diversified Cacher Contest – props to cacher “Dudley Grunt” for forwarding this to us.

End of Geomate Jr. With instructions for loading a pocket query

12 things that are less expensive in 2012 (Standalone GPS receivers is #8)

Groundspeak updates 1/17/2012 – end of action challenge caches

In praise of the lamp post geocache – Examiner.com article by Art

Groundspeak valentines day updates

Puzzle solving 101 series in Florida

Leap Year caching – get a Groundspeak souviner.

 

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CSG Show #052 – Lightsquared Revisited (19:38)

Art and Karen welcome you to the first show of 2012

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CSG Show #051 – Park It! (50:50)

Art and Karen discuss cache placement and rules for various park services in and around Colorado.

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CSG Show #050 – Winter caching (58:53)

 

Seattle Times Geocaching winners

Winter caching hints from Facebook Geocaching Colorad0 page

Additional winter caching tips
Know your limitations
Proper clothing
Outdoor survival gear is more important then cache repair gear.
Keep the car gas tank full.
Tea candles in a car can provide enough heat to keep warmLet at least three people know exactly where you are going and when you will be back
Get a Colorado Rescue Card for each participant
Once you are outside the interstate corridor, be aware that phone service is likely to be spotty. Have a alternate method of emergency communication. (Spot communicator as an example)
Keep mobile phone powered down until needed
Plains weather could be rougher then mountain weather. Blowing snow is a danger issue, even if it is not snowing.
Work on solving puzzlesTrackables as stocking stuffers
The Survival Podcast Pathtag
Cache Advance
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CSG Show #49 – GeocoinFest 2012

IMAG0011Art and Karen return after a brief hiatus and celebrate Colorado’s first mega event in 2012!
Geocaching.com challenges – we weigh in.
Geocoinfest 2012 coming to Denver.
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CSG Show #48 – A visit to NAYLE

Video from Art and Karen on their visit to the geocaching course at NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience)

 

Be sure to listen to our new The Falling Skies Podcast

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CSG Show #47 – Welcome to Philmont

Art and Karen take time out from their setup of the social media class to record this episode of geocaching goodness just for you.
Feedback on WherIGo for Android

 

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CSG Show #46 – Virtual Geowoodstock

 

Join Art and Karen on this three day adventure of peace and geocaching.

 

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Setting of 2010 U.S. Census Center of Population Marker (requires Facebook) so central MO

Thompson Family travels – blog on Route 66

Return of ET Highway caches
Website announcing return
Garmin Blog – Teva Mountain Games: Serious fun with a series of caches

How soon after a DNF do you check on a cache you own.

Geowookstock – did you go?  We would love to have you file a field report
Geowoodstock X announced Location Sellersburg, on May 24, 2012
Geocaching.com Listing

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CSG Show 45.1 – Geocaching Under Attack

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Art shares some brief thoughts on some high profile geocaches that have gome missin recently

Mission 9:Tunnel of Light

Forum Thread

Mingo

Forum Thread

GC57 – Geocache

 

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CSG Show #45 – mmmmmmm…..Fried Clams

Art talks about a food from his younger days and how he fears it may never be as good as he remembers it.  We discuss gardening, a summer without children, and yes…geocaching.

Earth Cache Masters – International caching event

The Spot For emergencies and weather disasters

Emergency Distress Beacon

Share your location Droid

World wide disaster warnings for Iphone or Droid
Weather Channel Android app Free
Weather Channel Itunes link Free

Why your trusty GPS sometimes fails you. – from CNN

Authorities in western US worried about Auto GPS use.

Groundspeak refer a friend charity promotion

David Garrett launches 1st musician campaign on geocaching
Facebook David Garrett

Live close to Vail, Colorado? Garmin needs you to adopt a cache

Trinidad Lake State Park offering geocaching as part of summer program

Bookmark of Trinidad Lake State park caches

Four reasons for the geogeek to visit Colorado this fall

WWFM VIII Balloon Festival in Greeley

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CSG Show #44 – Vegas Feelin’ the Heat on the ET Highway Trail

Art and Karen catch up on all things in the world of geocaching and GPS.  Including a follow-up to the closure of the ET Highway powertrail, 

CSRN event recap

Look for multiple video podcasts in the near future

Cachers of the Roundtable appearence on 4/7 – Topic: responsible caching
Geocaching.com updates

Geocoinfest US 2011

Another episode of ‘Don’t trust your GPS’

Geocaching Calculator for Android Phones

Lightsquared update on testing plans
saveourgps.org/
Three possible outcomes

…and you thought having Homer Simpson’s voice on your GPS was bad.

Opencachng.com updates – saved searches
Opencaching.com e-mail notifications
Custom Opie reverse on pathtags

No such thing as a gps implant

Nine uses of a GPS you didn’t know about

GoogleTrail – Garmin custom map generator

Geocaching Merit Badge coins for sale

Las Vegas review Journal follow-up on closure of ET Highway Trail

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CSG Show #43 – All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my closeup

A first for our podcast.  Our daughter produced a ‘Making of…’ video

Behind the scenes part 1
Behind the scenes part 2

Listener feedback
Website: geocachers.co.nz
Message: Hi
We have had a major earchquake in Christchurch NZ with loss of life
I have a new coin being made and all profits will be going to the appeal could you PLEASE PLEASE help with this and advertise and tell everyone
You may email or call me for more information
The link to the product is http://www.geocachers.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_17&products_id=127

Name: DudleyGrunt
Website: New Geocache to Help Christchurch Earthquake Victims
Message: TerraCaching has listed a new Locationless Cache to help promote donations to relief efforts for the Christchurch, NZ quake.  I hope the following information will be of interest to you and that you’ll be able to share this with your listeners.

The cache is Christchurch Earthquake Relief (LC7P2)
http://www.terracaching.com/viewcache.cgi?C=LC7P2

Thanks,
DudleyGrunt

From the TerraCaching forums:

An important new Locationless Cache was just posted, designed to encourage Terracaching members to donate to the relief effort for victims of last week’s Christchurch earthquake. All you need to do to claim this LC is to donate at least $5.00 US / 4.00 Euro / $7.00 NZ / or your local equivalent to an organization supporting the relief effort. In addition, Terracaching management [Cash108] has pledged to donate an additional $5.00 for each of the first 100 finders of this LC. Let’s see if we can make cash108 donate all of that $500 to this cause!

From the cache page:

Most of you know that the city of Christchurch, New Zealand was devastated on Tuesday afternoon by a 6.3 magnitude aftershock, some six months and 5000 aftershocks since the initial 7.1 magnitude earthquake last September. That first earthquake did not cause any fatalities, but this recent one occurred near the central city during a busy lunchtime. At this writing, more than 144 are know to have died, and at least that many more are still missing. Buildings in this historic city continue to crumble, hampering rescue efforts, and the city’s water supply has been destroyed, leaving Christchurch’s nearly 400,000 urban residents with no drinking water as well as no power.

This would be a disaster in any country, but in a nation as small as New Zealand, such a tragedy is overwhelming. This Locationless Cache was created to encourage all of you to make a contribution to earthquake relief. All you need to do to claim this cache is to make a donation of at least $5.00 US, or 4.00 Euro, or your local equivalent, to one of the organizations below, or to any other similar agency. Just make the donation, then post your log here.

Donations can be made directly through the organizations found at THIS WEB SITE. In particular, the New Zealand Red Cross site accepts credit cards from around the world. The donation there wll be in New Zealand dollars, so you need to contribute $7.00 NZ to meet the $5 US requirement above. There is also a specially designed Christchurch quake geocoin available, from which all profits will go to the Red Cross’ official quake appeal. Buying one of these geocoins also qualifies you for this cache. Check it out HERE.

Terracaching management also wants to help the people of New Zealand To that end, cash108 will make an additional donation of $5.00 for each of the first 100 Found It logs posted to this LC. Let’s see if we can find enough Terracachers out there to take him up on all $500!

We are particularly happy that we’re the ones to post this Locationless Cache. We spent 2 days in Christchurch 5 years ago during a trip to South Island. While we were driving around the island, we did dozens of LCs, and Havelock, NZ gave us the idea for our World Capitals LC.

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Comment:
I have just whatever I have needed thrown into a knapsack for geocaching. Much of what you mentioned I also have. I keep a roll of the camo duct tape in there. I also will sometimes make some small pieces of duct tape folded over on itself, about a foot length piece and even sometimes use these as a inexpensive tradable. (Of course only taking of similar value. These have proven to come in handy more than once. I also carry “wet wipes” (Baby wipes they are cheaper) 🙂   These are not only useful to clean your hands they are great cache cleaners. 🙂
Of course the many different plastic bags and various sizes old new logs. I have actually replaced logs that were full in caches and then emailed then emailed the owner to see if he wanted the full log. So far this has meet with only positive responses.
Of course extra pens and pencils.. Even doing this it seems I end up at caches with no writing instrument. 🙂

Topics
Teaching Land navigation to Denver Area Council Crew members

Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club

Location services – link to TED talks video on augment reality

US National Parks Service introduces Parkcaching

Colorado blogger documenting their cache a day adventure (Need to work as guest)

Diary of a Mad Power Cacher (Story of cachers attempting the Route 66 Power trail)

ET power trail archived!!  Groundspeak forum discussion

Fox News article on changes in Earth’s magnetic field

How to get current updates of GPS satellites
US Coast Guard Navigation Center
GPS.gov – official US government website
NOAA Declination website

Breadcrumbs – GPS track management

Photogeocaching No Logbook needed

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CSG Show #42 – Garth speaks to his fans in Australia

A very unusual springlike day in Denver today.  We tore ourselves inside to record this episode just for you.

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CSG Show #41 – Wingin’ It

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CSG Show #40 – Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Time to start planning those summer road trips.

Favorite power trails

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CSG Show #39 – Opencaching dot who?

Happy New Year from Art and Karen. On today’s show, we take a critical look at Garmin’s entry into a geocaching listing service

Blog post on peer review of new caches

    Groundspeak appears to be moving enhancements forward
    Opening API in 2011
    Site updates for statistics and map of caches

    Listeners – are you planning to find any major cache series this year? Let us know on the listener line 720-279-4365

Ending of terracaching.com Update 1/1/11 – site has a potential buyer. More info as this becomes available.

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CSG Show #38 – Chirp, Chirp

Back after a break while Art continues his recovery.  Looking forward to publishing shows on a regular schedule.

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Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back Read More http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/fbi-tracking-device/#ixzz11pYioSoL

Bank robbers foiled by GPS

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CSG Show #37 – Let me tell you about my weekend

Art and Karen are back after an interesting late July.

Welcome to our new listeners from Brazil, Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland and Norway

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    Show #36 on flash mob

    New geocaching site opencaching.us

    New GSAK macro to use your ereader for caching Saves data in epub format

    Grand Junction geocachers save women trapped in desert

    Plan to Go Geocaching on 10-10-10

    We  want to see how many geocachers can go geocaching on a single day! We’ve chosen
    10-10-10, since the date represents 10 years of geocaching and 10 years of
    Groundspeak in 2010. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your worst
    enemy (if that’s what it takes) and let’s see if we can beat the previous record
    of 56,654 accounts logging on April 18, 2010. Even one log counts since we are
    counting how many accounts log a cache rather than the number of caches logged.

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CSG Show #36 -TwoCs- Weigh yourself flash mob event

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Today,  Art and Karen venture north to Issac Walton Park in Longmont, CO to attend a different type of flash mob event.  No one wilted under the record heat of 102 degrees.

This event was a great experience, and was good to meet some of the show listeners. The Longmont Examiner (a fellow writer at Examiner.com)even paid a visit and we discussed all things geocaching.

Does the mob get the sculpture to open?  What other surprises happen? Check out the cool travel bug we found. All this and more!!

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CSG Show #35 – Art gets a job

Art gets a job after a two month layoff.  Come celebrate with him and Karen.

Flickr Photo set

Tracking evasive species of plants for CSU

GPS sends woman in labor to wrong hospital

My Geocaching Profile – statistics builder from your finds pocket query

its not about the numbers has folded

Art and Karen invade Wyoming for 4th of July

Art and Karen complete a Off the Beaten Trail cache

CBS4 Denver morning report on geocaching in the plains

Hazards of geocaching – kidnapping

Geocaching.com updates for 6/29/10

Geowoodstock IX announced

We will be at the flash mob event on 7/17 in Longmont

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Geocaching staycation: Road to Mt. Evans

Geocaching staycation: Road to Mt. Evans. from Art at examiner.com

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Hazards of geocaching: kidnapping

Hazards of geocaching: kidnapping. from Art at examiner.com

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Geocaching flash mob event July 17

Geocaching flash mob event July 17. from Art at examiner.com
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CSG Show #34 – Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads our there.  Catching up on geocaching.

Welcome to our listeners from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and South Africa

The podcast is now listed on the Navicache website, thanks to Dudley Grunt.

will increased solar activity put GPS satellites at risk

A different type of flash mob event on 7/17

Become a Backpacker map correspondent

Latitude 47 – Groundspeak Blog

Welcome to the Denver Boy Scouts Examiner

Treasure Cache TV

New York to close 55 state parks as cost cutting measure

List of Parks closed

New type of traveler released by Groundspeak

Delorme PN-60W hits. some older models are now discontinued

Why having the right permission to place a cache is important – Magness Cache GC266PV

Are you going to Geowoodstock? File a report on our listener line 720.279.4365

Follow-up on Garmin Basecamp and BirdsEye mapping

New trackable inventory feature on website – prevents accidental dropping or grabbing of travel items that are in your personal collection. Allows for discovery and note writing on logs.

Cache listing now shows a check mark next to the ‘log your visit’ link if you have a log note.

Lost and Found – allows nomination of logs on a cache by clicking on view log and then nominate.

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Hazards of Geocaching: wildfires

Hazards of Geocaching: wildfires. from Art at examiner.com
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Geocaching: When your travel item will not move

Geocaching: When your travel item will not move. By Art at Examiner.com
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